Chem-Dry’s Spring into a Healthier Home Campaign & Giveaway

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Disclaimer: This post was written for The Niche Parent Conference and Network and Chem-Dry, but opinions are my own. Additionally, I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. ——— Ahh…the snow has almost melted away, and I am feeling like a long-haired feline that loves to bake by a sunny window. Beautiful spring weather is truly a glorious […]

Womenslives: Photographer Lynsey Addario

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I recently read Lynsey Addario’s new book, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. For those who have read Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, but who also are interested in what it’s like to have a career in photography, you will truly enjoy Addario’s memoir. A real […]

Revived and Remade

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If you’ve checked out Hometown Betty on Instagram, you’ve already seen some pretty nifty DIY paper wigs. It’s a part of an art assignment for analogue photography. But before I unveil the project, I’d like to share a little background first. Each student in class presented a chapter in Charlotte Cotton’s book, The Photograph as Contemporary Art […]

Going to Back to the Dark Side

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The snow has melted away, and the beautiful sun is finally shining.  But rather than spending all my time basking in the glorious sun, I’ve been making time to go into a space where no light can ever peer inside….back into the darkroom.   This semester, I’ve been taking analogue photography. I know. I know. I should […]

Students at Work

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I really like photography. It’s an art form that can speak beyond the written word, especially when one can’t articulate feelings and emotions into words or when people speak different languages. And while landscape images or a striking light source on an inanimate object can evoke strong and meaningful images, people are such interesting subjects to me. […]

Multiculturalism is More Than Just…

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Multiculturalism has been on my mind lately. Maybe it’s because of Lisa Delpit’s book. Maybe it’s because I am working with a fine group of people trying to ask some deep questions about multicultural accessibility in the classroom. Why is it important to teach multicultural education? Well, we have to define this big word first. So […]

How to Understand Multicultural Accessibility in the Classroom

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Today I’d like to shed some light on a topic that is near and dear to many of us who love our children, our nieces and nephews, our grandchildren, and neighborhood kids. Education. Currently, I’m a stay-at-home mom. But recently I’ve taken on a volunteer position that has rocked my view of the world. Last […]


International Women's Day Stones of Hope 2014

Hashtag, #makeithappen, is popping up all over social media today, marking International Women’s Day. There are so many excellent topics to discuss about women’s issues. Here are some I’ve read in the last 24 hours: Calvert Journal’s Collection of Women’s Stories Salvation Army’s Remaking the Black and Blue Dress Gordon Wood, Bernard Bailyn, and American […]